On November 17, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released documents to the federal docket regarding food-use tolerance revocations of chlorpyrifos. This proposed action follows a long review of chlorpyrifos that has included three separate Scientific Advisory Panels (SAPs), the first two held in 2008 and 2012 and the most recent this past April (see transcript). All three SAPs came to the same conclusion, questioning EPA’s shift to the use of certain epidemiological study outcomes rather than toxicological data in human health risk assessments. In particular, the SAPs have cautioned EPA against using the study outcomes from the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health (CCCEH). Read more.
“Products that are labeled ‘not for animal use’ are not at the proper application rate for the animals, or worse, shouldn’t be used on animals at all,” she said. “Applying them to livestock could have a negative impact on the animals such as skin issues, retention in the meat or[…]Read More »
A coalition of 31 states challenging EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers’ Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction rule is claiming that the agencies’ rule ignores Supreme Court precedent, usurps state water authorities, and violates Constitutional principles on states’ rights, the Commerce Clause and vagueness doctrines. Read moreRead More »